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The course will train students in techniques that can be employed especially in petroleum geology, but also in other branches of geology. The techniques focus on the manipulation and interpretation of geochemical data. A 4-day field excursion is embedded within the course, to illustrate petroleum systems, including work in the evenings on organic biomarker data related to the trip, and collection of samples for subsequent laboratory work. Two portfolios of work will be prepared, on unconventional hydrocarbon sources and basin burial histories. This course is excellent preparation for further training in petroleum geology.
|First Sub Session
|30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
The estimated cost for the field trip is £150. Field notebooks will also be required at an approximate cost of £12 each.
This course may not be taken as part of a graduating curriculum with GL 45XX Geology Field Course.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: In-course assessment (60%); examination (40%).
Resit: Examination (40%) and resubmission of failed elements of in-course assessment.
Practical and seminar parts of course package will allow for oral formative feedback.
Field course will be taught in small groups (2 staff and about 25 students) giving good opportunity for feedback.